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#1 BigBoy

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 21:54

A ton of Tweets right now about this, it was just announced on Microsoft MGX conference in Atlanta...

http://twitter.com/search?q=%23mgx


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 21:56

Stop me if you heard that one before.... well, at least it'll give the Windows 7 phone some immediate market share, right? ;)

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 21:58

I wonder how many of these will end up on EBAY.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:01

I wonder how many of these will end up on EBAY.


Not sure... but I am pretty sure that many iPhones will.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:02

What a company giving its products to its own employees? Shocking!

Its called dogfood or employee benefits :rofl:

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:02

Not sure... but I am pretty sure that many iPhones will.


Maybe, but then again this thread isnt about the iPhone.

#7 vetOwen W

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:03

A ton of Tweets right now about this, it was just announced on Microsoft MGX conference in Atlanta...

http://twitter.com/search?q=%23mgx


They've had them for months, hardly news. It's just the lower down employees are getting them now.

If you've gotten emails from any Microsofties lately, they have:

Sent from my Windows Phone



#8 thealexweb

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:05

I wonder what percentage of Microsoft employees currently use Windows Mobile, most of these are defiantly gonna end up on eBay, nothing but a stunt to try and get some market share.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:06

If you've gotten emails from any Microsofties lately, they have:


I wish they would get rid of that across all mobile OSes, its just so stupid.

#10 vetOwen W

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:21

I wish they would get rid of that across all mobile OSes, its just so stupid.


It's good in a sense that you know an email reply is short because it's off a mobile.
Bad because it's just a bragging thing.

#11 Lechio

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:22

Can people trade those for a Kin? It was a failure but it sure looked better than the Windows Phone 7...

#12 Tech Star

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:23

I wish they would get rid of that across all mobile OSes, its just so stupid.


Agreed, they are tacky.

Sent from my Custom Built Desktop PC.

#13 jakem1

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:31

The "Sent from my Windows Phone" isn't proof that someone's using WP7. Windows Mobile 6.5 (and possibly earlier?) includes this in Outlook by default too.

#14 -Razorfold

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:39

The "Sent from my Windows Phone" isn't proof that someone's using WP7. Windows Mobile 6.5 (and possibly earlier?) includes this in Outlook by default too.


Don't think so. All my WinMo phones (Kaiser, Imagio, HD2) always had a blank signature field.

It was Apple who started the whole "Sent from my XXXX" thing...

Oh might as well: Sent from my Dell Vostro 1700

#15 Alan Cone

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 22:42

What's with all of the Windows Phone 7 hate? You know Apple gave all of their employees iPhones when it first came out, too.


Sent from Alan's Eee PC 1000HE



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